February 21st, 2021
COVID-19: CASE NOTIFICATION
Region of Waterloo Public Health has determined that a student, last in the Sir John A.
MacDonald building on February 18th is a confirmed case of COVID-19. The identity of the
individual is protected by privacy legislation and will not be shared.
Public Health has identified all high-risk contacts of the confirmed case. High-risk contacts
include some staff and students who have all been notified and directed to self-isolate.
If you are not contacted by Region of Waterloo Public Health, you are not considered a
high-risk contact. Public Health works with the school to identify high-risk student and staff
contacts of the confirmed case to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in students, staff and the
Please continue to self-screen (using the COVID-19 School Screening Tool) and monitor your
health daily, practice hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and other infection control and
prevention measures. If you experience symptoms consistent with COVID-19, access the
COVID-19 Self-Assessment on the Public Health website and follow the direction given. Please
visit the COVID-19 Health, Safety and Wellness Handbook for WRDSB Staff for guidance,
wellness resources and information.
Please continue to monitor and screen your child for symptoms of COVID-19 daily and visit our
COVID-19 webpage for more information about what this means for students. In accordance
with guidance from the Ministry of Education, the Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 page will be
updated on an ongoing basis with information regarding confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving
a student or staff member in a school setting. For more information about COVID-19, please
visit the Region of Waterloo Public Health website.